- 05/21/2013, 08:57PM ET
D-Wreck said 05/22, 12:41 PM
Interesting topic. It has been a fair while since I've seen the song "Kyrie" by Mr. Mister compared to the merits of "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore.
Basically you have an up tempo chorus on Kyrie. It's always struck me as an interesting song. It's not religious per se, but it has religious over-tones. Kyrie of course is Greek for an important prayer from Christian Liturgy.
Thrift Shop is probably less of a Christian song but still has positive overtones because it encourages smart economic financials at the personal level. Don't spend your McDonald's paycheck on crack, when you can just snort powdered toilet cleaner.
Now in terms of success, Kyrie topped the Billboard charts for a total of 2 weeks in March 1986. Macklemore's thrift shop sold over 6 million copy's and peaked at #1. Considering this was only the second independent song to ever hit #1, I'd say that is one heck of an achievement.
Honestly, Kyrie is not even Mr. Mister's best song, that would easily be their other #1 record "Broken Wings."
So in conclusion I will say that MacLemore's "Thrift Shop" lays the smack down on Mr. Mister's "Kyrie."
PCH said 05/22, 04:44 PM
I thought you'd say, "Noel". I'll run with that!
Dude has no
and I MEAN, no
Sure, he'd be a good addition for the Cavs, but McLemore has potential all star talent in the making. Yes, I'm taking the words straight out of Jay Bilas's mouth, but the guy can score and his dunks were one of a kind in college.
Kansas went to the Final Four or maybe it was the Elite 8, can't remember. (been too long since the madness)
no wiki, no wiki..
Anywho, Noel has a blown out knee and I don't think the Cavs should draft the Fresh Prince of Bel Air....
D-Wreck said 05/23, 10:56 AM
You thought I'd say "Noel"? Christmas in May? Although to be honest here, you just made that up. Your first argument was 1 sentence which claimed you wanted to see something, while your title mentioned tennis (lob) and a song by Mr. Mister and the independent rap artist Macklemore.
I'm not saying you may have been out in the sun too long, but damn.
Anyway, what's important to look at here in the song quality rankings is that although Kyrie and Thrift Shop were both #1 hits on the Billboard 100, Kryrie was only certified Gold while Thrift Shop is basically 6 times Platinum. I understand your love of 80's pop music, but you have little basis to argue that Kyrie is a better or more popular song than Thrift Shop.
Kyrie is surprisngly not about much. Just following down roads and the like. Lighting the path towards non-regret. Thrift Shop is socially conscious. It lashes out against the commercialism in the rap community as well as America in general. It's not about spending $50 on a name brand shirt. It's about saving your money during hard economic times and buying close from places like the thrift shop, Goodwill, Walmart or JC Penny.
D-Wreck said 05/24, 11:16 AM
Get a life? I'm assuming by this you mean I should do more Td's. You've done what, 3000, so I guess I need to do a few more in order to qualify has having a life. Or at least a life on a dead website.
But anyway, since two of your three arguments contain a total of 9 words out of 2,400 possible, I'll leave you with this.
Urgent// Do Indian Teens have a hard time in US high schools?(I'm a Guy)?
Hey, I am an Indian and planning to move to San Jose, CA/ USA. I am currently 14 and planning to study in a public school. In India I am considered really cool and people respect me a lot. Teachers are easily impressed by my skills and girls and boys like to talk to me(Though i avoid relationships). My marks are consistently good (A+) and many people think i look really handsome. Will i have a hard time in adjusting there? And yeah, i'm not bragging but people in India are kinda crazy about me. They follow me and stuff. So what do you guys think? Are the teens in US picky? Will they like me? Am I going to be in the circle? With the cool guys?
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